Brighton chiropractor Matthew Bennett at WHO

My part in a worldwide campaign for better back care

by Matthew Bennett Many people with low back pain get the wrong care, causing harm to millions across the world and wasting valuable health care resources. Those are not my words but the opening to a recently published article by eminent researchers1. Why is this still happening? We know what works for back pain but…

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Video: Why does back pain return and how to prevent it

Back pain is recurrent. Back pain episodes often get worse the longer the problem is unresolved. The back can go again and again until it becomes a real problem limiting daily activities sport and work. These three easy steps can prevent back pain and make your back strong again. Back pain does not have to…

The three best back exercises to do at home

The three best back exercises to do at home

Here are the three best back exercises to do at home. The Sundial chiropractors and physio’s here in Brighton, have 4 decades of experience treating back pain successfully and have found that these simple exercises, that only take a few minutes a day, really help a bad back. Start with the easy ones and gradually…

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5 predictions for the future of back pain treatment

Back pain is a global menace. It is the biggest cause of disability worldwide; it affects whole economies, individuals’ health and makes lives a misery. Back pain contributes to obesity, diabetes, osteoarthritis and mental health issues as those with back pain cannot exercise as much as they would wish. The 2020s should see major advances…

Man with poor posture at table at risk of back pain

Why does back pain come back? And how to prevent it

Back pain recurs when the stresses and strains on your back overcome your body’s ability to deal with them. Daily activities like bending, lifting and long periods of sitting with poor posture can put a strain on the spine which it can normally cope with very well. Unfortunately, if there is an underlying issue which…

Little-known cause of back pain starts in childhood and is entirely preventable

Little-known cause of back pain starts in childhood and is entirely preventable

Back pain often comes on apparently without reason. In fact, one possible cause might stretch all the way back to childhood. Hove dentist, Pieter Grobbelaar, tell us how teeth and jaw problems can be behind chronic pain. The jaw joint (TMJ) and pelvic joints (sacro-iliac joints) both work in conjunction with one another, compensating for…

Forward-bending

Exercise mistakes that make your back worse

If you bend, as in a yoga forward fold, over and over again then it can cause injury. It is like repeatedly bending a credit card, a white line appears and ultimately it breaks. Many people with back pain feel that their back is too stiff and want to stretch it. A better goal for…